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Advice I Wish I’d Been Given When I Started … Part 7

This continues our series asking some seasoned, experienced authors what three key bits of advice they would give new writers that they wished they’d known when they started writing. We all wish someone had given us gems of wisdom that would help us avoid wasting precious time and making serious career mistakes. So I hope hearing the advice from these various authors will help you in your writing journey!

 Today’s post is from author Amanda Socci:

Are you a new writer? If so congratulations! You are embarking on a wonderful journey of creative expression that is filled with the beauty of words. Writing is a fun activity that gives you the perfect outlet to express your opinions, describe an event, or inform others about something really cool. However, as a new writer, you must take your writing seriously as if it were a paid job, even if you are not paid to write or blog. Continue Reading…

Advice I Wish I’d Been Given When I Started … Part 6

This continues our (somewhat interrupted) series asking some seasoned, experienced authors what three key bits of advice they would give new writers that they wished they’d known when they started writing. We all wish someone had given us gems of wisdom that would help us avoid wasting precious time and making serious career mistakes. So I hope hearing the advice from these various authors will help you in your writing journey! (Check out some of the other recent tips from writers here, here, and here).

 Today’s post is from author Jesse Giles Christiansen:

Hi, thanks for having me guest post here. My novels attempt to marry literary fiction with mystery and suspense. I have two novels: a self-published book entitled About: Journey into the Mystic and a published book entitled Pelican Bay. I’m currently working on two more novels—one a part of a series, and the other a foray into historical fiction. Continue Reading…

Share a Little Piece of Freedom

How would you feel if you lived in a country that arrested a young woman for wearing a skirt that showed her knees? That’s what happened recently to a young writer client of mine. Not only was she arrested, she was humiliated, thrown into a dirty jail, interrogated, and had her clothing stripped and taken from her. Here is a bit of what she wrote:

Guys, imagine yourselves in my shoes. You’re walking on the street with your friend and your cousin, going home from work after a long busy day, exhausted, when suddenly some guy stops you. You turn around, you see him and three other guys plus two ladies in chador running toward you, and you just freeze.   Continue Reading…